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Helios (Sol)

Helios (Sol)

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Helios (Sol) Photos

One Handsome Face
Gods, I'm beautiful. [Anonymous, middle Hellenistic period]

Out of the Way!
Hermes is always fluttering about where he doesn't belong. [Helios in the sun chariot, fresco by Johann Baptist Zimmerman, 1700s]

My Sis
Selene, the moon, is the best sister a god could ask for. [Helios and Selene by Johann Rathausky, 1800s]

Colossus of Rhodes
Yeah, that's right—the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a giant statue of yours truly. [The Colossus of Rhodes by Martin Heemskerck, 1500s]

Why I Hate Apollo
Look at this! This painting is supposed to be of me, when the bow and arrow clearly indicates that it's of Apollo! My life has been awful ever since he took over the job of towing the sun across the sky. [Helios as Personification of Midday by Anton Raphael Mengs, 1765]

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